I suffered a fall and injury while at the store. Is there anything I should do with regard to a personal injury suit to protect myself?

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I suffered a fall and injury while at the store. Is there anything I should do with regard to a personal injury suit to protect myself?

I suffered a fall and injury while at the store. Is there anything I should do with regard to a personal injury suit to protect myself?

Whether you feel that you have may have sustained injury, however minor, you should see your primary care doctor or other medical professional as soon as possible. Your injuries may be more serious or sever than you realize. You may want to consult with a personal injury attorney as well, to determine what if any claim you may have against the store owner.

One thing your attorney will most likely advise you is that because conditions may change, i.e., a spill cleaned up from the area in which you slipped, it will be important for any future personal injury action, to preserve the evidence of the condition with either a photograph or videotape.

Most states have a statute of limitations in which you are able to recover damages and you must give notice to property owners within a certain amount of time to put them on notice.

If your injuries turn out to be more severe than you originally thought and you miss the statute of limitations, you may be prevented from recovering any medical expenses or losses that you suffer. It is important that you consult with a personal injury lawyer as soon after the injury as possible to preserve your right to recover.

   

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